Fake cash spotted on Cayman Brac

| 12/04/2012

(CNS): Police say that over the past few days some fake US$100 and US$10 bills have been tendered at businesses in Cayman Brac. Officers from Cayman Brac police station and the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit are asking businesses owners and members of the community to be extra vigilant and take a few extra seconds to check all notes that come into their possession. Particular attention should be paid to the metallic strip and to see if a watermark is present.

The advice from the FCU is: if you receive a counterfeit note, or suspect one to be counterfeit, observe the description of the person passing the note, as well as that of any companions; do not return the note to the passer if possible, but be sure to initial and date the white border of the note then tag the note with a copy of the transaction receipt and call the police; if you have counterfeit report forms issued by the FCU, obtain as much information as possible from the person passing the note and write it on the form; secure any CCTV footage.

The RCIPS form for reporting counterfeit money can be found on the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) website www.cimoney.com.ky under “Currency.”

Anyone who wants further information about how to identify counterfeit currency, or how to spot real notes from fake notes, should contact the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit at 949-8797.
 

Category: Crime

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  1. Knot S Smart says:

    I usually look at who signed the currency to determine whether  it is fake…

  2. In Perso Nator says:

    Johnny or June – everyone wants to be a Cash!!!

  3. NO JOKE says:

    This is no new news, at least not alarming.  Because money is being made on Cayman Brac long time.

    Dont take this for a Joke because I am serious.  About four or five years ago I heard that there was a money making machine on the brac that was making dollars.  I also heard that one of the persons involved was a Caymanian and a foreigner from a nearby caribbean country.  I will not  say, you just go ahead and guess from where. 

    • Anonymous says:

      @ NO JOKE,

      Not everything you HEAR is necessarily true.

      • NO JOKE says:

        08:26 you are absolutely correct, but I WAS GETTING THIS FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH.   That means one of the persons who were involved was talking to a close family friend, and I was eve's dropping.

        Is that close enough for you.  But what happen to you people, is that you can give una some clues, and you still  do not want to search.  You want the answer too.  Go find out.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Just a sec….. nope it's okay.  It's just Brax Bux, their national currency.

  5. Anonymous says:

    ….and especially if it has Ms Julianna face on it and it says in Mckeeva we trust!

    • Just reminding says:

      12;55 I swear you go to sleep and wake up with McKeeva on your mind.  Why dont you get a life.